MD (MBBS) IN ARMENIA

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About Armenia.

  • Republic of Armenia is a landlocked country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia, spanning an area of 29,743 km².

  • Located in Western Asia, on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran.

  • Armenia is a unitary, multi-party, democratic nation-state with an ancient cultural heritage.

  • It became the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion in the late 3rd or early 4th century AD.

  • Armenia is a developing country and ranks 81st on the Human Development Index (2018).

  • Its economy is primarily based on industrial output, mineral extraction, and external financial support from the diaspora.

  • Armenia ranked 63rd  out of 180 countries on Environmental Performance Index (EPI) in 2018.

 

India - Armenia Relationship
 

  • The association of Armenians with India and the presence of Armenians in India are very old, and there has been a mutual economic and cultural association of Armenians with India from a very long time starting from the time of Alexander the great.

  • There were Armenian settlement in various parts of India which exists still now in some regions of India.

  • Recently Indians were offered on arrival visa, which is done only if two countries maintain very cordial relationship.

  • The Armenia-India Friendship Society (within the Armenian Society for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries) regularly marks India's Republic and Independence Days.

 

Climate

  • The climate in Armenia is markedly highland continental.

  • Summers are hot, dry and sunny, lasting from June to mid-September. The temperature fluctuates between 22 and 36 °C (72 and 97 °F).

  • Winters are cold with plenty of snow, with temperatures ranging between −10 and −5 °C

 

History

  • The original Armenian name for the country was Hayk, later Hayastan, translated as 'the land of Haik', the name of the ancient Mesopotamian god Haya and the Persian suffix '-stan' ("land").

  • The current name Armenia derived from Armenak or Aram the great-grandson of Haik's great-grandson, who according to Armenian tradition is the ancestor of all Armenians.

  • Armenia was part of the soviet Russia from 1922 till 1991.

  • Armenia declared its independence on 21st September 1991 from the Soviet Union and came into existence as The Republic of Armenia.

Economy

  • Armenia’s economy has undergone a profound transformation since independence. Sustained growth, ambitious reforms, as well as inflows of capital and remittances have created a market-oriented environment.

  • The leading industries are mechanical engineering and metal working, chemical and petrochemical, nonferrous metallurgy, manufacture of building materials, foodstuffs and light industries.

People

  • Has a population of 3 million of which 98% are ethnic Armenians, a distinct branch of the Indo-European language family.

  • The people of Armenia are both modern and conservative with good family values.

  • They are very friendly, joyous, laidback and enjoy life.

  • They are very friendly and have good respect for Indians.

Language

  • The primary language of the nation is Armenian,

  • Russian is still, by far, the best-known foreign language among the Armenian population.

  • English is gaining popularity in recent years.

M.B.B.S studies in Armenia.

  • Armenian Medical Universities operates beneath the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Education

  • Armenian Medical Universities are listed in the World Health Organization Directory of “World Medical Schools”.

  • Lot of Indian students are studying in Armenian medical colleges which are well rated amongst students from various foreign countries.

  • Medical students passing from these Universities are eligible not only for the MCI screening test in India but various other boards across the globe.

  • The medical institutions in Armenia are well equipped with all the required infrastructure.

  • Teaching methods and curriculum are regulated and streamlined by the college management and by the ministry of science and education, providing for extensive development of students in chosen specialties.

  • Compared to other countries the level of Higher education in Armenian Medical Universities is well developed and advanced.

  • Modern hostel facilities are provided within the campus but there are a lot of private hostel being operated near the medical colleges with all the amenities for comfortable student life.

  • Armenian medical universities are among the top medical universities worldwide and is one of the favourite nations for the Indian students to go and pursue their MBBS abroad.

  • Its lifestyle and culture are well connected to the Indian culture from a very old time making it a very safe destination for Indian students to pursue their medical education abroad.

  • The last 5 to 10 years have seen a surge in the number of international students coming to study MBBS in Armenia.

  • Every year thousands of Indian students apply for MBBS study in Armenia.

  • Highly secured place for girl students.

Food Options

  • In Armenian Medical colleges there are Indian canteen contractors who provide economical Indian food to the students at a nominal price

  • Unlike Chinese food, the food of Armenia is more palatable and as easy for the Indian students to adapt. As time passes the Indian students get used to Armenian food and start loving it.

  • Students usually prefer the low – priced university cafeterias that are located within their respective universities.

  • However, there are accessible cafes and restaurants in cities where students can dine. There are many supermarkets and stores nearby where students can purchase groceries.

  • Self-cooking among international students is a popular option.

Transportation

  • The preferred modes of transportation for students in Armenia include – bus, mini bus, taxi, trolleybus, and metro.

  • Armenia has quite reliable and substantial public transportation systems that are reasonably priced and easily accessible for students from universities.

  • The air connectivity from India to Armenia is also very good. Lot of flights are operated from India to Armenia directly or through a short transit.

Communication

  • Armenia may seem a long way from home, but the country has dependable communication services. This makes it easy for students to keep in touch with their family and friends in any part of the world.

  • The students can maintain their contacts on a regular basis through lot of communication platforms that are available like WhatsApp, Skype, Messenger where they can see each other live.

Social Life

  • Students in Armenia can choose from a wide range of extracurricular activities and participate in them during their leisure.

  • University trips are arranged for the students that guide them about the culture, history, and geography of Armenia.

  • There are several historic museums and art galleries to be explored around Armenia.

  • On a regular basis the medical students in Armenia can attend concerts, parties, and camping trips that are organized by student unions.

  • The yearly traditional and cultural events conducted by the Universities, Armenia-India Friendship Society, and Indian Students Welfare Cultural Center are a major attraction for the international students.

  • MBBS students’ life in Armenia is enriching as well as quite appealing.

Accommodation

  • Only some of the medical universities in Armenia provide hostel accommodation of their own.

  • A lot of private hostel are also being operated near the medical colleges at economical rates with all the necessary amenities for the student to live comfortably.

  • Some college makes it mandatory for the students to stay in their own college hostel (or) in their sponsored hostel till they complete their studies or at least for the first year of their studies.

  • The hostels are supplied with all the necessary facilities like beddings, furniture, electricity, common kitchen, hot & cold-water supply and room heating system.

  • University hostels facilitate an exciting opportunity for the Indian students to interact with foreign students and understand the cultures of other countries.

  • Also, there are private apartments available on rent for the students who prefer to live out of the university campuses.

 

Living Cost

  • In addition to university fees, to live in Armenia usually a sum of 150 US Dollars (or) 11,000 ₹ INR per month is enough for a student for food and nominal personal expenses.

Tuition Fee

  • The yearly tuition fees may vary from 3, 500 USD to 5,500 USD depending upon the college.

  • The fees can be paid in yearly/ half yearly instalments.

  • Other fees like residence permit, insurance and other fees are not included in the tuition fee of the colleges.

Hostel Fee

  • The yearly tuition fees may vary from 900 USD to 2000 USD depending upon the college and the facilities provided.

  • Some college charges around 150 USD per month as hostel fees on a monthly basis.

  • The Hostel fees in all these colleges does not include Food.

  • Food cost will be around 100 to 125 USD per month.

MBBS Duration in Armenia.

  • Duration of studying MBBS in Armenia is 6 years (English Medium).

  • As Armenian language is widely used in hospitals, it is advisable for the students to learn Armenian language to converse with patients and with the locals.

  • Even though there is no compulsion in passing any exams in Armenian Language, as it is in China where you have to pass Chinese language to the level of HSK 4 to obtain your degree.

  • However, there are some Universities which teaches all the 6 years completely in English.

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Advantages of studying MBBS in Armenia over other Countries.

  1. In Armenia the student directly gets admitted to the Medical Course and not like in Philippines where the students are admitted to the pre medical course which they have to undergo for a minimum of 1 ½ years.

  2. Cost of doing MBBS in Armenia is nominal with nominal living expenses.

  3. As all the universities in the post-soviet countries, the medical colleges in Armenia also does not collect any donations from the students.

  4. There is no need for the students to pass any entrance examination, which is becoming a common scene in many of the Russian universities of late.

  5. Simple Admission procedures without any complex documentation process as in many European countries. 

  6. Eligibility is 60% marks min in physics, Chemistry, Biology however some colleges demand higher grades around 80% to 85%.

  7. A popular destination for medical studies for Indians of late.

  8. High-quality of medical education.

  9. Emphasis on smart aspects in teaching.

  10. Advanced teaching facilities.

  11. Some Armenian universities are globally recognized for their medical education.

  12. College infrastructures are modern, moderate and has all the necessary requirements to conduct medical education for the students with good standards.

  13. Well-equipped hospitals with good patient care helpful for the students to learn about treating patients.

  14. Sufficient patient flow in hospitals helps the students to gain practical knowledge and skills

  15. Teaching faculty is very understanding and helpful in aiding the students to acquire good medical knowledge and skills. 

  16. Student to teacher ratio is around 7:1 in most of the universities that is very good when compared to other countries.

  17. The medium of instruction is English. Students, Professors, Lectures speak English, Armenian and Russian. However, Armenian is taught in the college which will help the students in their day to day life and during their internship in hospitals.

  18. Armenians have a good lifestyle resembling that of the European population.

  19. Comfortable hostel accommodation inside the campus with all modern amenities, allowing the students to have a very comfortable living without any hindrance to pursue their studies.  

  20. Good study environment and well stocked library are provided inside the campus making it a very ideal environment for the students.

  21. All types of food products both for vegetarians and non-vegetarians are available in the shops and bazaars surrounding the medical college campuses.

  22. Most of the students prepare their own food that is economical and convenient.

  23. In some of the colleges Indian food is available at nominal rates which are arranged by Indian contactors. The college canteen is economical than the food consumed outside.

  24. Travel Cost is at par with other countries like Russia, Philippines or China. To and fro Flight ticket from Chennai to Yerevan ranges around ₹. 45,000 and the connectivity is abundant.

  25. Travel time is not very long; Chennai to Yerevan is around 14 to 16 hours by flight with stopovers.

  26. Perfect balance of academic, sport and cultural activities